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"Dinner is ready when the smoke alarm goes off" - Rabaxter

Measures to Fight Corruption

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Some of the most innovative and attractive aspects of this convention are precisely the obgliations to adopt preventive measures, to promote civil society participation and to formulate, implement or maintain policies against corruption.
The promotion of active public participation.
The promotion of ethical values, such as integrity, honesty and transparency, in both the public and private sectors by establishing and observing codes of conduct.
The involvement of society in government decision making and the promotion of accountability.
The removal of public servants privileges and immunities that can serve as a mechanism for impurity.
The implementation of transparent systems of recruitment, career development and tenure of public servants based on merit, equity and aptitude.
Satyagrahas or fast until death do not help except create traffic chaos and public will be in trouble with these dharnas…

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IS NOT FOR TACTICAL BLOW OR TO EMBARRASS GOVT
Again, one often bears at Khaddar meetings descriptions of the prospect of hungry and dying families in Lanacashire as if that would give joy to our hearts. If Mahatmaji heard such propaganda used in the cause of his Khaddar, he would shudder in pain and anguish of heart. Again, counter-offensives and retaliations by the way of civil disobedience are all talked of, as if the secret of civil disobedience were the tactical blow or a modified form of violence; forgetting that the essence of civil disobedience is the suffering undertaken and not embarrassment and that the latter should in fact be reduced to the minimum and the former to the maximum in order to produce quickest effect

When constitution can be amended why civil disobedience?
We must hold fast to constitutional methods of achieving our social and economic objectives. It means we must abandon the bloody methods of revolution. It means that we must abandon the method of civil disobedience, non-cooperation and satyagraha. When there was...

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